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Im upgrading a computer and it currently has a core 2 duo and 2 gigs of ram. What would more likely bottleneck a GTX 260? The cpu or the ram??
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Originally Posted by CCast88 View Post
Im upgrading a computer and it currently has a core 2 duo and 2 gigs of ram. What would more likely bottleneck a GTX 260? The cpu or the ram??
For gaming usage or what? What C2D/board? They came in lots of flavors.
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The ram. 2 gigs is paltry these days.
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RAM would be a cheap and very effective upgrade that will help with everything.

Look up the specs of the board and figure out what speed ram and how much ram it will support and report back.
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For gaming usage or what? What C2D/board? They came in lots of flavors.
yeah for gaming. he has the http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128018

Im not a noob with computers but im just wondering what will bottleneck a system more? If I would have to change 1 part, what would it be. or is the GPU just not strong enough to play games like SC2 or BFBC2 to its full potential?

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RAM would be a cheap and very effective upgrade that will help with everything.

Look up the specs of the board and figure out what speed ram and how much ram it will support and report back.
yeah I know what ram it uses. DDR2 800 (pc6400)
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anyone?
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How fast does the core 2 run at?
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post #8 of 8
DDR2 ram is cheap now. If the mobo will support it, get 4 GB, you wont regret it, its a big difference between 2 and 4.

A quick search came up with this, Kingston 4GB 800Mhz with a low latency
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820104020

If thats too expensive you can alwasy go for something with a higher latency, as long as its 800Mhz.
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